The National Baseline Household Survey 2009 (NBHS) is the second national sample survey designed to provide information for all Sudan.
The Central Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of the Sudan conducted the National Baseline Household Survey (NBHS) during May and June 2009 to assess the current living standards of the population. This nationwide effort provides detailed information on many welfare dimensions such as educational levels, access to health care, housing conditions, immunization and consumption-poverty. While this report focuses only on the consumption data, many other indicators and a few of the Millennium Development Goals can be estimated with the NBHS and that output will help the Government of National Unity to develop a Poverty Reduction Strategy and to enhance its planning and budgeting processes.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
- Children under 5 years old
- Persons aged 6 and above
- Interview Particulars
- Location Characteristics
- Household Migration Characteristics
- Questionnaire Logistics
- Household Demographic Characteristics
- Education (age 6 years and above)
- Activities/ Work (age 6 years and above)
- Children Less Than 5 Years Old - Height and Weight
- Children 12-24 Months Old - Immunization
- Livelihood and Assets
- Household Health
- Economic Transfers
- Cash, Credit, Savings and Shocks
- Household Consumption Expenditure
- Purchase and Consumption Last 7 Days (Food, beverages and tobacco)
- Purchase (and Consumption) Last 30 Days (Energy sources)
- Purchase (and Consumption) Last 30 Days (Frequently purcahsed non-food goods and services)
- Purchase (and Consumption) Last Year/12 months (Non-food goods and services)
- Crop Plot
- Crop Harvest
National, 15 states of Northern Sudan and 10 states of Southern Sudan.
Producers and sponsors
Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Government of Sudan
Southern Sudan Centre for Census Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Government of Souther Sudan
African Development Bank
United Nations Development Programme
The survey was conducted with a two-stage sampling scheme, with stratification at the state level.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The questionnaire for the survey was designed in consultation with data users to ensure their requirements could be incorporated. A technical Working Group and a user Needs Group were set up to decide on user requirement and priorities for the survey; these group included representatives from various ministries, UN agencies and NGOs.
The questionnaire contains several modules on different themes including health, education, labor, housing, asset ownership, access to credit, economic shocks, and transfers to the household, consumption and agriculture.
A pilot questionnaire was approved by the User Needs Group on 24th November 2008. The pilot survey was carried out in December 2008, following which some changes were made to the questionnaire. Finally, after several rounds of discussion between Central Bureau of Statistics (GoNU) and SSCCSE in January and February 2009, the final questionnaire was approved in February 2009.
The questionnaire is identical in both the South and the North with the exception of two modules which were only included selectively - child malnutrition (anthropometry) in the South and income in the North.
Central Bureau of Statistics
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.